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2014 Speakers

Shawn Syms

Shawn Syms has written about sexuality, politics and culture for over 25 years. His work has appeared in over 50 publications including Gay Community News, Lambda Literary Review, Xtra, The Globe and Mail and a range of anthologies including First Person Queer, Love, Christopher Street: Reflections of New York, and People Are Starting to Talk: A Celebration of New Gay Poetry. He is the […]


Andrew Holleran

Andrew Holleran is a well-known journalist and frequent contributor to major gay publications. He was a member of The Violet Quill, a gay writer’s group that met briefly from 1980-81. The Violet Quill included other prolific gay writers like Edmund White and Felice Picano. Dancer from the Dance, his first novel, was originally published in 1978 to […]


Marie Castle

Marie Castle lives in a little town in Mississippi once called Gandsi-Zion for the train-stop that ran between the Civil War era Zion Seminary and the Gulf and Ship Island depot. There she has been known to chase trains, rainbows, and her own tail on occasion. She is the author of Hell’s Belle: Book One of the Darkmirror […]


Timothy J. Lambert

Timothy J. Lambert lives in Texas with his dogs, Pixie, Penny, and Pollock. With Becky Cochrane he coedited the anthologies Foolish Hearts: New Gay Fiction, Best Gay Romance 2014, and Fool For Love: New Gay Fiction. He selected stories and introduced Best Gay Erotica 2007, edited by Richard Labonte. He cowrote five novels under the […]


Contests

2014 Short Fiction Contest

We are pleased to announce the finalists for the 2014 Saints and Sinners Short Fiction Contest (in alphabetical order):

“The Dark Symphony” by Eric Andrews-Katz

“Stinkbug” by Rich Barnett

“Corset” by Sally Bellerose

“Love They Neighbor” by N.S. Beranek

“Rhinestone Magic” by J.R. Greenwell

“If On A Dark Night Two Strangers Should Come” by William Hawkins

“Beanstalk” by Clifford Henderson

“Eleusis” by Robert Hyers

“Red Coat” by George Jordan

“Mum’s the Word” by Jeff Lindemann

“Sample Day” by Jerry Rabushka

“Voodoo John” by James Russell

Many thanks to everyone who entered our fifth annual short story contest, and congratulations to our finalists.

This year’s judge is Jewelle Gomez. She is the author of the double Lambda Award-winning novel, The Gilda Stories, and the collection of short fiction, Don’t Explain. Jewelle will select the winning... Read more →